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BWW Flashback: Look Back at Ten of our Favorite Screen-to-Stage Adaptations
by Rachel Crawford - Sep 24, 2017

Over the years, Hollywood has rolled out many amazing movies, some of the best ideas coming from the Broadway stage. Sometimes though, Broadway gets inspiration from the big screen. Some adaptations are well known, like SCHOOL OF ROCK, GHOST, BRING IT ON and WAITRESS, and some might be as widely familiar, like AMELIE, THOROGHLY MODERN MILLIE and KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 24
by Audition Roundup - Sep 24, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 24, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Jody Ashworth Headlines 10TH TIME'S THE CHARM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

JODY ASHWORTH will be headlining his cabaret act, '10th Time's the Charm' on October 26 & 27 at 8pm at the Richmond Triangle Players Theater (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Fulton Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Sep 23, 2017

The Fulton Theatre should consider renaming their newest production, a musical about a man-eating plant, Big Shop of Horrors. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger is Engaged!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Broadway favorite Andrew Keenan-Bolger announced some big news via Instagram today: he's engaged! Best wishes to Andrew and his fianc Scott Bixby! (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Mourns Founder Frank M. Young
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Frank M. Young, founder of Theatre Under The Stars, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20. (more...)

Richard Sherman, Bret Shuford, Megan McGinnis and More Set for OCSA's Master Artist Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) students have the unique opportunity to study with esteemed industry leaders, guest artists and teachers as part of the school's second-annual Master Artist Series. (more...)

BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Sep 22, 2017

FUNNY GIRL established Barbra Streisand's career and People became her signature song. It is performed rarely so Candlelight's current production is an excellent chance to add to your musical theatre bucket list. (more...)

Theatre World Mourns The Passing Of Theatre Under The Stars And 5th Avenue Theatre Founder, Frank M. Young
by David Green - Sep 22, 2017

Frank M. Young, 77, the founder of Houston's Theatre Under The Stars, Seattle's 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Company, and the New York-based National Alliance for Musical Theatre, died Wednesday in Palm Springs, California. Young directed the activities of TUTS from its inception in 1968 until his retirement in 2006. For two years in a row he was named by the national Theatre Week magazine as one of the 100 most powerful people in American theatre. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Announces the Robert Fulton Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Fulton Theatre takes great pride in announcing our 2nd annual Robert Fulton Awards. Affectionately known as the Robbies, the awards showcase and honor the great talent that has performed on our stage during the 2016 / 2017 Season. Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you for being part of the magic! (more...)

Five New Seattle-Area Schools Tapped for Disney Musicals in Schools 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Seattle Theatre Group has announced five new Seattle-area schools that have been selected to participate in its fourth annual Disney Musicals in Schools program. (more...)

Rose Theater Announces the Cast of MADAGASCAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Rose Theater is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, playing October 6-22, 2017. The show is being directed by long-time Rose artist educator Kevin Ehrhart. (more...)

Aaron De Jesus, Nicolas Dromard, Mark Edwards and Cory Jeacoma to Star in JERSEY BOYS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday, September 22) for the Tony-, Grammy- and Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS, which will star Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito, Mark Edwards as Nick Massi and Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio at New York City's New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) Stage 1. Performances begin Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For St Helens' Magical Half Term Panto SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

St Helens' spellbinding pantomime Sleeping Beauty is just one month away and Regal Entertainments are delighted to announce two new additions, Jess Pritchard and Corey Rumble, to the cast. (more...)

Teens from Broadway and The West End Sign On for #WeHaveAVoice: Broadway's Teens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Kara Oates, Mavis Simpson-Ernst, and Lucy-Mae Beacock have all signed-on to perform in #WeHaveAVoice: Broadway's Teens, on October 15, 7:00 p.m. at The Green Room 42 in Manhattan's Theater District. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for 9/21/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

YPT to Present Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Young People's Theatre (YPT) has become known for their joyous Holiday shows and this season's offering couldn't be better! YPT is thrilled to present the beloved musical Beauty and the Beast. Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, this timeless classic will be presented on the Mainstage from Nov. 6 to Dec. 31. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 21, 2017
by - Sep 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Texas Ballet Theater to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Texas Ballet Theater, accompanied by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, will present a ballet performance of Beauty and the Beast, featuring music by Tchaikovsky, September 29 at 8 p.m., September 30 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., October 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Bass Performance Hall. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Flies to The Paramount Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Seattle engagement of Disney's Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Seattle at The Paramount Theatre on Thursday, October 12 for a limited engagement through Sunday October 29. T (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017


Photo Flash: First Look LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, now through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Randie Levine-Miller's SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS/DIVOS Benefits The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Randie Levine-Miller hosted a megawatt 'Showstopper Divas/Divos' concert at The Triad Monday night. It starred Beth Fowler; Lee Roy Reams; Adam Grupper; Barbara Minkus; Richard Skipper; Susan Vardy, and Kathleen Waters, and it benefited The Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Riverbank Performing Arts Academy Now Enrolling for Fall Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After four, highly successful summer theatre camps, Riverbank Performing Arts Academy is offering two fall workshop opportunities for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade! (more...)

SISTER ACT to Get in the Habit at Community Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Community Little Theatre (Auburn) is pleased to announce the cast and crew of the first production of their 78th Season, 'Sister Act.' (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Don't feed the plants! One of the longest running Off Broadway hits of all time makes its Flat Rock Playhouse debut in this hilarious musical comedy about a boy and his bloodthirsty plant. Little Shop of Horrors hits the Mainstage October 6th and runs through October 21 at the Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage in the Village of Flat Rock, NC. (more...)

Langston Hughes Play ARE YOU NOW OR HOW YOU EVER BEEN... Opens at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the play Are You Now or Have You Ever Been , a play written and conceived by Carlyle Brown and directed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II with original music by William Knowles, will be in performance Oct. 5-Nov. 5 at MetroStage. (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of the smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Southbank Centre Presents its Autumn and Winter 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Southbank Centre presents its Autumn and Winter 2017 programme for performance, dance and comedy, showcasing work from celebrated international and UK artists from stunning snow shows, augmented reality and trolls to West-End numbers and global surveillance theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Why THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL Series Works So Well
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Sep 19, 2017

Even though The School for Good and Evil is now officially over, I am SO EXCITED that a movie is in the works. Even better? THERE IS A SEQUEL TRILOGY. And it launches TODAY with QUESTS FOR GLORY. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Chat With Artistic Director Patrick Grossman
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 19, 2017

Ahead of the 30th Anniversary concert this weekend at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center, Artistic Director Patrick Grossman took a few moments to chat with me about the shows this season, his plans for theatre, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth and More Celebrate Kathy Najimy with GMHC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) on Monday night honored multitalented performer Kathy Najimy with the 2017 Howard Ashman Award for her contributions to the LGBT community and the fight against HIV/AIDS at Joe's Pub in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

New Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Before Shanghai Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

China Broadway Entertainment announces its latest original global musical: Road to Heaven: The Jonathan Lee Musical. Adapted from the novel by internationally acclaimed author Li Xiuwen, the original musical will feature music by one of China's most iconic singer-songwriters Jonathan Lee. (more...)

AFTERGLOW to Celebrate 100th Performance Off-Broadway This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Off-Broadway hit, AFTERGLOW written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, will celebrate its 100th performance on Saturday, September 23, 2017. AFTERGLOW has enjoyed two extensions and recently opened-up a new block of tickets through November 19, 2017 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 St). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Springhouse Theatre's DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 19, 2017

Springhouse Theatre Company opens its 2017-2018 season with Disney's Beauty and the Beast, directed by Rachael Parker. The show runs September 15,16, 22-23, 29-30, and October 1. All Friday/Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m. Photographer Kenn Stilger, of Heavenly Perspective Photography, captured much of the excitement of the production with these photos from the final dress rehearsal. (more...)

South African-Born Actor Adam du Plessis Lands Role in US National Tour of KINKY BOOTS
by David Fick - Sep 19, 2017

As reported on BroadwayWorld yesterday, the complete cast for the US National Tour of Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS, has been announced. Featured in the cast in the role of Don is South African-born Adam du Plessis, whom audiences may recall seeing in productions like THE LAST 5 YEARS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH and CATS. (more...)

Schimmel Center presents AMERICAN DANCE SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Schimmel Center presents American Dance Spectacular! on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., exploring the history of American popular dance throughout the 20th century, including the Charleston, Lindy hop, jitterbug, twist, voguing, and more. The performance is directed, co-written and created by Daniel C. Levine (Broadway's Les Mis rables, Chicago, and Mamma Mia!) with choreography by Al Blackstone (Fox's So You Think You Can Dance), music direction by Bryan Perri (Broadway's Wicked and Next to Normal), and book by Susan Batten (Lifetime's Showing Roots) together with six Broadway dancers backed by three vocalists and a live band. (more...)

Katie Thompson and Wade McCollum to Star in WE FOXES in Concert at MSU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Katie Thompson and Wade McCollum star in a staged concert of We Foxes, a new musical by Ryan Scott Oliver, will be held September 22-24, 2017, at Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre on the Michigan State University campus. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephen Fredericks, Founder and Executive Director of THE GROWING STAGE
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 18, 2017 had the opportunity to interview Stephen L. Fredericks, Founder and Executive Director of The Growing Stage in Netcong, New Jersey about his career, the theatre and the exciting season ahead. (more...)

Go Over The Rainbow As WIZARD OF OZ Continues North West Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Following on from its hugely successful run of performances at Stockport Plaza in August, The Wizard of Oz is back on the yellow brick road and heading towards Southport, Liverpool and Rhyl this October to continue its North West tour! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cumberland County Playhouse's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 18, 2017

Finally, a musical for everyone who loves musicals! Beginning September 15, Cumberland County Playhouse presents The Drowsy Chaperone, a loving send-up of Jazz age musicals featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Riverside Theatres Presents Spot On Children's Festival this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Riverside Theatres has compiled some of the best children's entertainment from around the country for its sixth annual Spot On Children's Festival, presented during the school holidays from 26th to 30th September. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, September 19 through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Broadway's Top Legal Eagle, Mark Sendroff
by Robert Diamond - Sep 15, 2017

Billy Flynn might get all the attention, but Broadway's real, go-to man of the law is Mark Sendroff. (more...)

Luke Chilton Releases New Single, 'Lose Ourselves Tonight'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Up and coming Los Angeles Pop phenom, Luke Chilton, has just released a new single, 'Lose Ourselves Tonight', the first single from his upcoming debut album LUKE. Listen to the song below! (more...)

Jacob Young Comes to South Point Showroom, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Following his successful Las Vegas debut in March, Jacob Young will be in concert at Michael Gaughan's South Point Hotel Casino and Spa in the Main Showroom on Wednesday September 20 at 6:00 PM with a meet and greet following the show. Jacob will be joined on stage this time by Las Vegas singer Vanessa LeGrand. They will be performing recognizable country and rock favorites along with some of Jacob Young's original country music that he recently recorded in Nashville. Jacob and Vanessa are being compared to iconic Las Vegas duos like Donny and Marie Osmond, but in reverse. (more...)

Tina Turner Musical TINA to Open in West End April 2018 at Aldwych Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Today, 15 September 2017, Stage Entertainment are pleased to confirm that TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Performances will begin on 21 March 2018 with press night on 17 April 2018. TINA is initially booking to 16 June 2018. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ALMOST, MAINE Are Most-Produced High School Shows for 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

From the 50-yard line to front-row center, high schools are a central aspect of community life. While the identity with sports may not be surprising, the realization about school theatre may be. (more...)

BWW Review: UPROOTED by Naomi Novik
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Sep 15, 2017

Some books have the instant feel of a classic. UPROOTED by Naomi Novik is one of them. In many ways--some small, some large--this novel reminded me of beloved fantasy staples such as HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE by Diana Wynne Jones and The Immortals Quartet AKA the Daine books by Tamora Pierce. It's not a direct retelling of any one tale, but it's been influenced by several pieces of lore and gives nods to many others. To me, it mostly closely resembles a Beauty and the Beast tale, and yet, it's not any sort of retelling. It's also reminiscent of medieval lore where dragons drag girls off as village sacrifices, and yet, that's not quite right either. UPROOTED is wholly original, but will suit the tastes of fairy tale lovers everywhere. (more...)

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